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Is the Karmic Oslo, an e-bike that looks like a scooter, the future of micromobility?

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Jack Sexty

Jack is the news editor here at eBikeTips, and also edits the live blog and writes tech news over on our sister site Jack first became fascinated with e-bikes when an elderly gentleman breezed past him without a care in the world up a big old hill in North Wales - thus realising e-bikes are the real deal! Although he genuinely enjoys time trials and lung-busting climbs without assistance, Jack likes nothing more than cruising round town on an e-bike during his days off.   


4 years 10 months ago

Interesting look, but is there really a market for this vs e-scooters which are more compact and public transit compatible? Not that I will see the likes of it here in Australia, where throttle bikes are being squeezed out (pedelec only) and speed pedelecs don’t exist because they have to comply with motorcycle laws, as does the rider (licence and helmet). So to do that you then go to electric motor scooters, with a 3kW motor and top speed of 75kmh. These aren’t any more expensive than something like a Gazelle Ami pedelec. Perhaps it makes more sense where the laws are a bit more liberal but I imagine the alternatives are similar.